Lebanon

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UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UN-led)
Authorization date: 03/78

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UNSCOL

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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News


Saad Hariri says will not be Lebanon PM again as tensions rise (18.12.2019)

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced he would not seek the top post again, on the eve of twice-delayed talks to name a new prime minister that were expected to lead to his selection.

Lebanon's Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws (08.12.2019)

Lebanon's leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad Hariri, has re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister as businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis.

Lebanon protests: Caretaker PM Saad Hariri withdraws candidacy (26.11.2019)

[…] He said on Tuesday that he hoped his decision would prompt parliamentary blocs to quickly agree a replacement.

Lebanon tensions high as protesters prevent legislative session (19.11.2019)

The legislative session was supposed to address proposed new laws some protesters say do not address their demands. For more than a month, rallies have been held every day in Lebanon against government corruption and financial crisis. Protesters are calling for jobs, electricity, health care and...

UN urges Lebanon to form government of 'competence' (12.11.2019)

Lebanon's banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption as politicians struggled to agree on a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. The top U.N. official in Lebanon called for the urgent formation of a cabinet made up...

Lebanon protests: how WhatsApp tax anger revealed a much deeper crisis (07.11.2019)

For weeks, Lebanon has been rocked by anti-government protests, the largest the country has seen in more than a decade. The demonstrations have cut across sectarian lines - a rare phenomenon since the country's devastating civil war ended - and involved people from all sectors of society.